Tuesday, December 31, 2019

My Worst Habit

No doubt R would give you a long list of my annoying habits and of course I don't think I have any. I can give you an even longer list of his annoying habits.

Funny memories have just come to my mind of when R did criticise me when we was younger. If I stood with my hand on my hip, he would ask if I was carrying a roll of lino (floor covering). I often used to rub the top of my back over my shoulder. R told me to stop continually adjusting my bra strap. All history now. I no longer carry a roll of lino or adjust my bra strap.

One annoying habit I do have is making comments when the news is on tv. I rarely do it now as I know it drives R crazy. I just do it silently. Firstly I will comment on the clothes, hair, make up, whatever of the presenter, male or female.

Please Minister, can you just answer the question the reporter asked of you and not obfuscate?

That's our money they're wasting.

Outrageous.

Duh, what did they expect.

Own goal.

When a crystal clear cctv image of someone who has allegedly committed a crime is shown, I remark, well, he/she is gone.

That's criminal (sometimes with the addition of neglect).

On and on I will go if I am left un-scolded with my comments about each news item.

Is there a possibility that I am a smart arsed opinionated person? Nah, never.

At least once a week my eyes will fill when watching a tv news story, as they did today when The Guardian (Australia) reported that our federal environment minister said that on New South Wales mid north coast up to 30% of the koala population has been killed. While I think koalas can put on brief spurts of speed, they are generally slow moving creatures and cannot outrun a fast moving bush fire. There will be volunteers out in the burnt areas looking for injured koalas. While they look cute and cuddly, they can be quite fierce and have very large claws for tree climbing and some knowledge is needed to know how to catch an injured koala.

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  1. You have me wondering. I am not sure which of my habits irritates himself most (he tends to silent criticism). I do talk at the television though. And at the moment am unable to watch the news. For some reason when I read it I can keep my criticisms to myself. Watching (particularly but not exclusively) our elected representatives is a whole new question.

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    1. EC, no doubt himself could write a list. Oh yes re elected representatives.

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  2. One of the many benefits of living alone...I can pass comment as freely and as often as I like...and I do.

    A lot of the voices annoy the hell out of me. I hate nasal tones/voices and high-pitched voices; and "little girl voices". Bring your voices down a few notches, people! Talk from your belly button, not your nose!!

    There are so many in the media who speak that way. ...and when people talk over each other that angers me, too...as it does out here in the "real" world.

    I'm sure I have many habits that annoy people...lucky for people - I keep to myself most of the time so they aren't aware how much I'm capable of annoying them! :)


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    1. Lee, we have here a Channel 7 newsreader who is competent, but I think he sounds like a Sydney newsreader. I think Melbourne newsreaders do generally have a lower toned voice, especially but no only the females. Remember Maggie Thatcher had lessons to take the shrillness out of her voice, but I at times it seemed it did not work. I'm sure your cats could tell tales of your annoying habits.

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  3. You all sound like the Beer fairy he talks to the tellie all the time mainly the adds and news where I wiggle my eyebrows and rub my knees and legs. So I guess we are all a bit on the odd side.
    Merle.........

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    1. Merle, perhaps so. Your eyebrow wiggling and knee and leg rubbing amuses me.

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  4. Most people who love animals want to save ALL live creatures. I do not! I don't mind if we never see a croc or jelly fish again. But what did the koalas, kangaroos and possums do to deserve the loss of their homes, food and babies?

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    1. Hels, crocs and jelly fish are an important part of nature's balance. You really can't do cute when it comes to how nature works.

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  5. I have heard of reports of up to 5 million native animals being either killed or injured by the fires this year. As Hels says animals have a right to exist in their natural habitat, they are defenceless and it breaks my heart.

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    1. Cheryl, it is just so awful. Maybe 'roos and wallabies can outrun a fire but few other of animals, never mind the livestock.

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  6. I'm not certain that the number I quoted is accurate sorry.

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    1. Doesn't matter. Whatever the number, it is horrific.

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  7. Austrailia was on our news again, this time with Sydney and their New Years Eve fireworks, some saying how irresponsible while others say everyone needs some fun, in the unbearable heat and with the fires.

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    1. Strayer, it would be nice if we made your news in a better way. There may be a rethink about fireworks in the future.

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    2. Aren't the fireworks set off on the Harbor Bridge so the sparks etc end up in the water and therefore are safe?

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  8. I'm sure I have some annoying habits, I think we all do :)
    The loss of animals due to the bushfires is indeed very sad.
    A wonderful New Year to you and R.

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    1. Sami, should I call Jose and ask him? Thanks for you good wishes and such wishes are returned.

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  9. Don't let R stop your criticisms; one of life's pleasures is shouting at the TV, and knowing you're always right!

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    1. Cro, I never shout, but maybe I should not moderate myself.

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  10. Andrew, I'm so surprised that R doesn't like you commenting on annoying tv news items. I think my partner and I are so in tune with each other and seem more agreeable when watching the news.
    And as soon as our Home domestic U.K BBC service, not the World tv service you get, well as soon as they go off on their over liberal biased agenda......my partner and I almost simultaneously cry out...'Oh F..k, here we go again.'

    Did see on the Sky News the fires and a partly burnt Koala Bear not knowing what or where to go. So sad.
    Now we hear that many in Victoria are out on the beaches trying to stay safe away from the ever nearing danger.

    I'm amazed that Sydney is even going ahead with tonight's New Year celebrations.

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    1. Dee, we have been together for forty years. We are both retired and spend a lot of time together. R probably agrees with most of my once said comments, but no matter, it is an annoying thing I do.

      Just Koala. They are not bears. There will be many of them in such situations. For so many creatures the situation will be the same. Confused, food source burnt, no water. Just awful.

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  11. Just to help you feel a bit better, a rescued koala here was found to be lactating, so someone went right out again looking for a baby and found him, reunited him with his mother.
    I have that same talking to the TV habit, but Lola doesn't seem to mind.

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    1. River, it is good to hear individual stories of koala survival, but so many have died, along with other creatures. Pleased to hear Lola tolerates your chat to the tv.

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  12. My heart has broken about the Koala's. They look so soft and sweet. I no longer refer to them as Koala Bears, as an Australian woman I know laid me out in lavender when I said "Koala Bear"!
    It is so tragic.
    How have the Kangaroos and Wallabies done?

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    1. Maribeth, even here they are sometimes obliquely referred to bears. The football team Brisbane Bears had a koala as its mascot. I really don't know about kangaroos. I think they can often escape but then it is lack of food and water that is a problem.

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  13. I can be terribly critical especially when it is warranted! hah

    Fortunately I am married to a very patient man . . .

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    1. Funny, Jenny. I am sure you are not that bad.

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